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Unformatted text preview: Prevents the usual symptoms of measles, mumps, and rubella and the potential complications Side Effects: Mild: fever (1/6), rash (1/20), swollen glands (rare) Moderate: seizure (1/3000), joint pain or stiffness (1/4), low platelet count/bleeding (1/30000) Severe: allergic reaction (less than 1 per million), long-term seizure, brain damage, or deafness (very rare; association with the vaccine is unproven) Efficacy: 95% effective Life-long immunity, with a booster shot between 4 and 6 years old Used to be some of the most common childhood diseases Rate of infection now is less than 1% Immunization Schedule: First shot between 12 and 15 months, Second booster shot at 12 years...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course BI 151 taught by Professor Zavras during the Spring '08 term at Fairfield.
- Spring '08